The DogChannel Newswire (11-25-09)

Texas sheriffs get first dog; AKC recognizes Bluetick Coonhound; and other news.

Texas County Sheriff’s Office Adds Its First Dog
Potter County sheriff’s deputies welcomed a new member to the force Monday. Banny, a 14-month-old male Weimaraner, started at the sheriff’s office as a narcotics and tracking dog, the Amarillo Globe-News reports. Read more >>

Vols’ Bluetick Mascot Breed OKd for Westminster Show
America’s biggest dog show has a new volunteer. The Bluetick Coonhound, best known to sports fans as Tennessee sideline mascot Smokey, will soon be eligible for the green carpet of Westminster. Read more >>

One of Two Dogs Dumped in Canal Dies
A reward is offered for animal abuser’s capture after two Chihuahuas were dumped in a Riverside (Calif.) canal with their snouts taped shut, killing one of the animals, reports. Read more >>

Dogs Attend Flu Disaster Training
A medical disaster begins with more patients than available beds at a hospital or clinic. The Tennessee State Guard tried to prepare for that in a flu disaster training exercise with Summit Medical Center on Saturday, with one twist — some of the simulated patients brought their dogs, The Tennessean reports. Read more >>

Police Kill Two Dogs That Attacked Couple
Lorain police shot and killed two German Shepherds yesterday afternoon to end a dog attack on Shaffer Drive, The (northern Ohio) Morning Journal reports. Read more >>

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